Saturday, August 31, 2013

~ August ....

..... break.
Cripe!  It looks like I took an "August Break" without even trying ... or wanting ... to.
What the heck is up with that?
It's not like I haven't visited your blogs .... I have.
It's not like I have been in a funk .... I haven't been.
It's not like I have no ideas .... heck, I've got tons!!!
So, what gives?
Must be the heat and humidity of July just wiped me out clear through August.
This was just one hot and humid summer for the records.
The a/c was running 24/7 for quite some time.
In fact, it is back on and I am not a happy camper.
I am so ready for Fall.
With that said ....
do you remember my sad rejection from the hummingbirds?
Yes, they refuse to visit.
I took the feeder down and replaced it with a finch feeder.
Well ...
to my delight ...
they appear to be much more sociable.
I won't bombard you with tons of photos at once.
I'll just give you one peek at one of the visitors
who appears to be quite friendly
and photogenic.
I think she/he is overwhelmed with the smorgasbord! 
So, there ya have it.
I finally have visitors.
And now ... to head over to Nancy at "A Rural Journal"
and play along with "Random 5 Friday".
                                         1.  How tall are you?   I'm 5'4" and shrinking.  Hey, it happens!        
                                         2.  A few years back I had lasik surgery on one eye only.
                                              My right eye.   I have scar tissue on my left eye
                                              due to ....
                                         3.  ....shingles which I had about 10 years ago.
                                              I hope none of you ever have to experience it.
                                        4.  I used to be bi-lingual. 
                                             Sadly, I've forgotten about 50% of my French-Canadian language.
                                             In grammar school we had classes in English in the morning
                                             and then classes in French in the afternoon.   When home, my parents
                                             spoke to us in French.   C'est la vie!!
                                        5.  I hated high school until my Senior year .... then it was okay. 
                                             Mostly because I cut classes a lot (not proud of that now).  
                                             And because my personality changed ... and I started liking myself.


Friday, August 9, 2013

~ Friday Letters ....

.... I really like it when I get a chance to play.
Today I am playing along with Ashley Slater @ The Sweet Season blog
Dear Sky,
It's okay to be dark and gray sometimes.
I get it.
There are times when I feel dark ... and gray ....
and stormy .... and foreboding ....
And it's okay to just let it all out.
You thunder, lightning and rain.
I scream, shout and cry.
And it's okay.
Make as many puddles as you'd like.
I'll just puddle hop.
I'll pretend I'm 10 again ....
and I'll purposely step in every single puddle you rain down.
So, dear sky (and me)....
it's okay to be dark and gray sometimes.
Just remember to come back to blue skies.
"Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset." ~ Rabindranath Tagore
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ play along with Nancy @ A Rural Journal
and "5 Random Facts"
1.  I was born and raised in Manchester, NH.
2. I am the 5th child of 6.
3.  I was excruciatingly shy growing up.
4.  I was a hippie.
5.  I got married when I was 19.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

~ Yay ....

.... me!!!!
Twenty years ago I decided to do something
that would change my life.
Something that I was afraid to do.
Something that I knew I had to do.
Something that I should have done sooner.
Twenty years ago
I became
One year after quitting my risk of coronary heart disease
was 1/2 that of a smoker's.
10+ years after quitting my risk of lung cancer death
was 1/2 that of a smoker's
15+ years after quitting my risk of stroke and coronary heart disease
is that of a non smoker!!!!
I am patting myself on the back!!!
I am taking deep breaths
and not coughing!!!
I taste things differently.
I smell things differently.
I have more $$$ in my pockets.
Yay me!!!!!!
Now, excuse me while I kiss the sky!!!!